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ground_up

Trad climber
mt. hood /baja
Jul 1, 2007 - 10:51pm PT
awesome.....keep em comin
wootles

climber
Gamma Quadrant
Jul 1, 2007 - 11:25pm PT
Emac givin' it to Screaming Yellow Zonkers on a gorgeous Jun 30th.


Then we went looking for a supposed classic but couldn't find it in the jungle of undergrowth. Instead we stumbled on this little thing.

We kind of groveled to the top but it was worth it.

Raydog

Trad climber
Boulder Colorado
Jul 2, 2007 - 12:24am PT
cool stuff everyone - my life is pretty boring by comparison

Monday June 4th 2am Arapahoe Pass trail - headed up

it started raining so I bivied at 3:30 am in some trees and waited to see what the weather would do

the weather closed in so I split
Neva Peak at about 5:30am

Monday June 11th
The trail to Diamond lake
killer weather

my camp on the bench above Diamond lake
like sleeping on a thick mattress of Astroturf - no bugs either

South East face of Jasper - all routes looking good and fat

the snow pack in the trees - temps at night 40 degrees cooler than in Boulder

like I said, pretty boring...



aldude

climber
Monument Manor
Jul 2, 2007 - 03:58am PT
Beauty Ray ***
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 2, 2007 - 08:19am PT
crøtch, your SA trip must have been a grand adventure. Those photos deserve to be larger. Got stories?


wootles, your pictures look just like mine except 20 degrees steeper. Camera tricks, eh? Good to know some folks are still climbing those pre-sport-area desperates.


Raydog, alpine starts and timberline in the Indian Peaks are worth sharing even when the weather closes down. I got nostalgic seeing the shot of Mt. Neva.

Thanks, all!
wootles

climber
Gamma Quadrant
Jul 2, 2007 - 08:35am PT
Emac may have been using some photo tricks but the route really was pretty steep. It will most likely never get repeated as it was quite a scramble to get to it. We were trying to find Stone Free but everything in there was so overgrown we couldn't find where it starts. We kept scrambling around trying to get a better look and eventually found two really nice cracks. The one we climbed was the less dirty of the two and was actually pretty decent. Topped out just right of that nasty gully that splits the cliff.
It was a fantastic day weather wise and Screaming Yellow Zonkers went down without too much of a fight, no on sight but still a good one to tick off.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 2, 2007 - 08:57am PT
Heh, I was just kidding about photo tricks -- your horizon is dead level. The leading looks a little serious, no?

Does anyone ever repeat China or Neuromancer?
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 2, 2007 - 09:00am PT
And BTW I thought of doing a photo-collage with those distinctive yellow-and-red 8.4s -- they've traveled a bit now, still look almost new.
wootles

climber
Gamma Quadrant
Jul 2, 2007 - 09:18am PT
I don't think any of those routes get repeats. Of course this was the first time I've been to Woodchuck in about 20 years. Boy it hurts to be able to say that. It appears as though few if any of the routes to the right of the gully (to the right of the Diamond Wall) get much action either. We did hear a party over that way while we were at SYZ and later they walked past us but they didn't appear to be the sorts that would be interested in the harder routes of the cliff.
Have you ever done Stone Free? Is it worth another attempt to find it?
Those half ropes certainly do seem to be getting around.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 2, 2007 - 11:31am PT
I don't think any of those routes get repeats. Of course this was the first time I've been to Woodchuck in about 20 years. Boy it hurts to be able to say that. It appears as though few if any of the routes to the right of the gully (to the right of the Diamond Wall) get much action either.

I just checked, we put those routes up in 1988. I haven't been back since then either, and now it's too far to walk. Funny how some good old routes are getting reclaimed by nature, while more popular ones become polished to white stripes. I wonder what the next 20 years of climbing fashion will bring.


Those half ropes certainly do seem to be getting around.

Doin' their job well.

Kartch

climber
belgrade, mt
Jul 2, 2007 - 12:17pm PT
Most of my rock climbing has been a little "light" lately. I did get out to ski the Great One in the Bridgers on June 15th. Beautiful day.


This guy showed up on June 23rd and has messed up some plans; but we'll let him hang around anyway. The origins of his existance are worthy of their own TR but I better keep that private.


Cheers
wootles

climber
Gamma Quadrant
Jul 2, 2007 - 12:23pm PT
When we got to the top I could see across to Crag Y. I haven't been there in almost 20 years either. Ouch!

I'm not so sure the walk in to Woodchuck is all that bad or far. The trail seems pretty well traveled and if taken slow is not too difficult. It avoids that nasty slash left by the clear cut.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Jul 2, 2007 - 12:28pm PT
Kartch, that pic of your baby is priceless, Congrats!
Kartch

climber
belgrade, mt
Jul 2, 2007 - 01:01pm PT
Thanks Bluering, he's a keeper. And who knows maybe in 10-15 years he'll be my new climbing partner.
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Jul 2, 2007 - 01:03pm PT
YEAH! Nice Kartch!

Here's a random topo the brother drew from a recent route we did.....

Kartch

climber
belgrade, mt
Jul 2, 2007 - 01:07pm PT
Sweet topo TK; your brothers skills extend beyond climbing I see.
I think I saw you working that route a few weeks ago. I was across the river on the tower. Some some people working a route near there, one was wearing a bright yellow hat.
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Jul 2, 2007 - 01:20pm PT
haha

That was me in the yellow hat...
emac

climber
New Hampshire
Jul 2, 2007 - 02:21pm PT
A few photos from a couple of trips -- one recent and one not...

A month+ ago: First ascents outside of Cody...

And a while ago: First ascents at the New River Gorge...

Local flavor at the Gorge...
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 2, 2007 - 02:29pm PT
"Two views of the Gorge" -- great images both.
crøtch

climber
Jul 2, 2007 - 08:49pm PT
Chiloe -

Fun trip indeed but the most dramatic stories are about sudden onset Giardia symptoms.

It's a beautiful country with great mountains and extremely warm and friendly people. It's a bid odd when you think too hard about things, like the fact that the contents of our climbing packs were worth more on the black market than the average Bolivian's annual income






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